As the Sydney hostage crisis unfolded, some Australians feared their Muslim neighbors would be targeted for harassment and abuse. So, starting with Melbourne's Tessa Kum, they volunteered to ride the trains and buses alongside Muslims, using a hashtag that exploded in a matter of hours.
For almost 100 years, the Australian government maintained a policy of forcibly taking Aborigine children from their families and putting them with white families. Some, like Levon Ennis, were even sent abroad. Ennis is now trying to reconnect with his heritage and find his place in the world.
Australia's Quantas Airlines has ditched its 17-year alliance with British Airways to partner with Emirates Airline. That means its twice-daily 'kangaroo route' from Sydney to London will stop in Dubai instead of Singapore.
Floods, wildfires, droughts and heat waves have struck Australia in recent years, leaving survivors traumatized. With more extreme weather predicted as the earth warms up, mental health experts are seeking ways to prepare the public emotionally.
About 70 percent of Australian adults gamble. Some say gambling Down Under has gotten out of hand. It's a contentious issue, one that could potentially topple a government. The World's Jason Margolis has more.
Tired of all the homogenized, pseudo-intellectual music you hear on most public radio? Yeah, The World's Clark Boyd is too. He argues it's time to go back to basics. And he says a good place to start is with Aussie rock greats AC/DC.